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What exactly's AAM, and how would I go about changing it? Thanks
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_acoustic_management

Use the Feature tool in the link to change the AAM settings.
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Have a look at Cooler Master's Silent Pro line. (Not the Silent Pro Gold). They're very cheap, provide very good quality power, and are really quiet as well. You can get quieter, more efficient, higher-quality PSUs, etc. of course, but for what you pay, I don't think you'll find better value out there.

I was recently in a similar situation to you. Was looking at Seasonics, Corsair, PCP&C, BeQuiet, etc. The BeQuiet ones in particular looked amazing, but they're bloody expensive. In the end I settled with the M700, and am very happy with it. I can (just about) hear it, over my hard drives, but it's very, very quiet.
Thanks for the recommendation, despite having been really happy with CM products before I hadn't really considered them. I might think about getting an M700 actually, and selling my current one.
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What exactly's AAM, and how would I go about changing it? Thanks
Sent from my HTC HD2 using Tapatalk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_acoustic_management

Use the Feature tool in the link to change the AAM settings.
Ah, I see. Sorry, which tool should I use? Argus Monitor or HDDScan?
post #33 of 37
Just a tidbit of advice since I also have a 212+ and a Gigabyte mobo: the "silent" fan control option is not as quiet as the option to set the pwm change per degree. You can set this value to the lowest possible and fans will typically only run at ~400rpm with that setting vs 700-1000 with the "silent" setting. It seems like that's not the weakest link in your setup but something to keep in mind.
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Just a tidbit of advice since I also have a 212+ and a Gigabyte mobo: the "silent" fan control option is not as quiet as the option to set the pwm change per degree. You can set this value to the lowest possible and fans will typically only run at ~400rpm with that setting vs 700-1000 with the "silent" setting. It seems like that's not the weakest link in your setup but something to keep in mind.
Thanks for the tip - I've changed this now. On the silent setting, it had a value of 1.00 PWM slope per degC, or something. Now it's at 0.75. I guess it's the percentage by which it speeds up the fan for every degree of heat the CPU is recording.

Anyway, I found some foam that nobody wants - it's in two sheets, I measured them both to be 55cm by 35cm, and they're 1cm thick. They're quite "squishy" - not exactly tough foam. I might as well put them to use seeing as I've been given them - where would be the most effective place to put them, and how should I try fixing them on? Looks like I'll have enough to do both side panels, and then some left over that could go towards covering the roof, floor, or go around the hard drives in some way.
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Okay, I made a thread on SPCR and it's looking like it's not going to be too difficult to replace the fan in my PSU, so I might do that.
post #36 of 37
I've just replaced my PSU fan, it's completely silent now!!
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I've just replaced my PSU fan, it's completely silent now!!
Nice one, did you have any issues along the way? Which fan did you use? I must say, I'm not entirely confident in opening up my PSU and modifying it, mostly due to the fact that being zapped by a fully charged capacitor in one carries a risk of death, and I'm only young. redface.gif

What method did you use to discharge it before opening it up?
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